Patton loves Mencken
My favourite working comedian, Patton Oswalt, reads and discusses his favourite poet, H.L. Mencken, on the official podcast of my favourite bathroom reading, Lapham’s Quarterly. If the universe of my taste could someone be expressed geographically, this would be its Mecca.
Here’s the link to the podcast (Episode 2). It’s free. And awesome. One can see Mencken as an inspiration for the ridiculously hyperbolic asides that are Oswalt as his best. This podcast will keep me warm as the barbarians take Fortress Toronto after the polls close tonight. Ironically, Patton reads from the new LQ issue, on “The City”. Suck on that elitism, Robert.